Balancing centripetal and centrifugal forces in the entrepreneurial university: a study of 10 research centres in a technical university
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2010

In the recent interest for the so-called entrepreneurial university, there is a strong emphasis on academic (i.e. theoretical) knowledge to be used more effectively as a source of innovation and renewal in industry. Drawing on a theoretical framework developed by the literature theorist Mikhail Bakhtin and a study of 10 research centres in a major technical university, this paper suggests that rather than representing something radically new, the entrepreneurial university is a domain wherein traditional academic research interests and industry objectives are continuously negotiated and mutually adjusted. Seen in this view, the entrepreneurial university is what is always in a process of becoming, in flux and change, continuously under the influence of opposing and complementary goals and objectives. Therefore, the entrepreneurial university is not a solid state or an entrenched position but the effect of an attitude towards the role and purpose of the university in the so-called knowledge society.

scientists

performance

knowledge networks

biotechnology

science

invention

entrepreneurial university

Mode 2

mode-2

determinants

Mikhail Bakhtin

innovation

relevant research

research

centrifugal and centripetal forces

Författare

A. Styhre

Göteborgs universitet

Frida Lind

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Industriell marknadsföring

Technology Analysis and Strategic Management

0953-7325 (ISSN)

Vol. 22 8 909-924

Ämneskategorier

Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

DOI

10.1080/09537325.2010.520471